It has just finally clicked in to me that Jack Layton has died.
I remember when the announcement was first made that he had cancer and was taking a leave of absence. It hardly feels like more than a month ago…
He was such an inspiring individual in Canadian politics, managing to turn the entire country around to be minority NDP instead of minority Liberal. Always wanting what was best for the Canadian people, Jack always had a huge smile on his face and a joyful presence. In a world where everything seems too serious and scary, he was the shining light.
This is truly a Canadian tragedy, and if we are lucky, there will be someone in the NDP party who will have the strength and courage to take on stepping into Jack’s shoes and continuing his legacy.
R.I.P. Jack Layton
Do my fellow Canadians feel me on this one?